Want a 4-or-40 Presentation? Y O U T H A D V I S O RY B O A R D To request a presentation please e-mail district attorney YABsandiego@sdcda.org with the community programs following information: 330 W. Broadway, Ste. 1300, San Diego, CA 92101 • Your name (619) 531-3567 YABsandiego@sdcda.org • Your school or organization • Your contact information Visit www.choose4or40.com to watch the 4-or-40 film and get information on • The address of your school or organization valuable youth resources such as: • The number of students in your class Crisis hotlines or members in your organization Mentoring programs • Three dates and times (in order of Family counseling preference) for the visit Education programs Info on bullying and cyber-bullying www.choose4or40.com empowering san diego youth: www.choose4or40.com Bonnie M. Dumanis www.sandiegoda.com District Attorney A Message from your District Attorney: “4 or 40: The Choice is Yours” What is the DA's Youth Advisory Board (YAB)? The choices you make during your 4 years in high • Composed of Morse and Lincoln High Schools students, High school can be a difficult time for school will impact the next 40 years of your life. It is not with other schools to be added in the near future many students. With new surroundings, the about crime or violence; it's about choices. The focus is on • Has been active since 2008 pressure of school work, and the desire to fit positive decisions and possibilities. in, students make important decisions that • Learns about the criminal justice system from the The YAB came up with the idea of “4 or 40” and was shape their futures. San Diego District Attorney’s Office inspired to make a short film. The Board worked with a The Youth Advisory • Advises the San Diego District Attorney’s Office on local studio to produce the film, using the characters and Board (YAB) is a partnership youth needs and issues, including gang violence story the board created. The YAB had editorial control and between the San Diego was involved throughout the production process. The film • Educates young people on the power of making County District Attorney’s was honored with a National Association of Counties good choices Office and local high Achievement Award and a regional Emmy Award. • Conducts presentations for high schools and youth school students. The group’s organizations goal is to educate young people about making positive choices during a • Works to reach younger students through visits crucial time in their lives. The Board has been to middle schools taking their message, “4 or 40: The Choice is Yours,” to schools and youth groups in the community. The members of the Board work with the DA’s Office to empower young people, show them that they can make their own choices, and raise awareness of the true impact those choices have on the rest of their lives. Children are our future and we cannot fail them. The key to their success lies in the support they get from families and the community. I’m proud of the work being done by the Youth Advisory Board to boost that support.
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